Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Britten and Mahler
Sunday 24 November 2013 2:30 pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Vilde Frang violin
Tickets £13, £18, £24, £29, £36
£7 students/under 25s/claimants. Must be booked by calling 0151 709 3789 or in person only. Availability may be limited.
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Vasily Petrenko and the Orchestra present an anniversary tribute to Britten with a joyous twist. As a young man, Britten hugely admired the music of Mahler. The symphonic poem Totenfeier (funeral rites) later became the opening movement of his Second Symphony. Vilde Frang makes her Liverpool debut in the luscious, deliriously romantic Violin Concerto that Korngold created from his Hollywood film scores. There’s only one way to follow that – with the energy, colour and sheer joy of Britten’s exuberant Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, which was given its concert premiere by the Orchestra in 1946 under Malcolm Sargent.
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Classic Intro 1.15pm
Dr. Philip Reed, editor of Letters from a Life: The Letters of Benjamin Britten talks about the music of Britten. Dr. Reed was Musicologist at the Britten-Pears Library, Aldeburgh, for more than a decade, and is currently Head of Publications at English National Opera. He has been co-editor of all five previous volumes of Letters from a Life, and is now Editor-in-Chief of the series in succession to Donald Mitchell.
This concert will finish at approx. 4.15pm.
The Britten Centenary celebration continues in the 2013-2014 season as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic pays tribute to one of England’s greatest composers with concerts from 1 November to 6 December. Find out more about the music in the Britten Centenary.
- Read a biography of Vilde Frang
- Read a review of Vilde Frang
- Read an article about Vilde Frang in the Guardian
- Read a biography of Benjamin Britten
- Read an article about Britten in the Telegraph
- Listen to a BBC Radio 3 Discovering Music programme about Korngold's Violin Concerto
- Read an article about Korngold in the Wall Street Journal